Archive for Sha’i ben-Tekoa ~ Webcasts
|Program Link: Why I Support the Academic Boycott of Israel|
…Unbelievable. If you remember, Olmert that corrupt fool, offered to give away the store and it still was not enough for this Arab thief who demands everything. Here he is claiming he was ready for a deal back then and when everyone remembers he rejected the disgusting Olmert’s offer.
What will it take for otherwise sober people to see and understand that Abbas and his tribesmen simply do not want a state in Judea and Samaria even under the most generous terms and the reason for that is that they are in 2013 no more willing to accept the right of us Jews to live free of their tyranny than they ever were. Which is why Bibi demands they admit to that right, which is a variation of what Ehud Barak demanded of Arafat 13 years ago at Camp David, that he sign off on language containing the words “end of conflict.” Ehud Barak also was ready to give away the store in exchange for such a declaration which Arafat would not give, which refusal blew up the Camp David talks, in addition to his demented claim to Bill Clinton’s face that the Jews never had a temple on Haram as-Sharif. The Jews only say that because they want to steal it from the Arabs.
How’s that for psychological projection?
|…I had an Israeli woman friend for many years, raised in a truly antisemitic Communist household, who spent ten years in London getting a degree in history and then becoming a professor of history in Israel, who was convinced even after ten years in London, that the English did hold English Jews in contempt but not Israelis whom they saw as virtually another nationality. Some of the English, she believed, were so uneducated they did not think of Israelis as Jews at all.
She is the type of Leftist intellectual here who insists that because she does not believe in the Jewish religion, she is not a Jew. She does not believe in Catholicism, so don’t call her a Catholic, and likewise don’t call her a Jew.
Ron Pundak, another I think historian, one of the Oslo architects, says the same thing. He insists he is not a Jew but like her a Communist.
And one suspects it is this attitude which contributes to the inability of Israelis like the otherwise estimable Bibi to declare the legality, indeed the righteous right of Israel to sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, a right ultimately rooted in the Jewish religion, because they are embarrassed to identify with it. Or like Livni and Beilin, they are determined to keep religion out of it, out of the conflict here, because then there is no solution…
|Program Link: Kidnap ransoms ‘fuelling terrorism’ – UK Foreign Office|
…The aggression against Israel for our presence, continuing presence in Judea and Samaria; in Hevron, Shechem and above all Jerusalem is clearly more than an attack on the Jewish people. It is part of history’s endless resistance to the religion of the Jews. In this our struggle is a religious aggression, as Jews have been the target of the religions of Christianity and Islam and Communism, a substitute/phony religion, all of which snarl at the refusal of the Jewish people to forsake our religion for theirs.
Like the famous Sherlock Holmes story in which the key clue was the dog that did not bark — an event that did not happen — it is the absence of religion in all this blah-blah about Balestinian nationalism — a phantom if there ever was one — and military defense measures and tactics and techniques which alludes to Religion as the heart of the matter…
|…The Free Beacon today reported that the dominant Senate Democrats will not take action against Iran in opposition to the wishes of their antisemitic leader in the two weeks remaining of this Congressional session. The hope had been that via the Senate Banking Committee and the annual defense authorization bill the crippling sanctions needed could have been installed but now that hope has ended. Israel’s greatest friend in the Congress, Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota who after high school visited Israel and worked on a kibbutz and fell in love with the country, called the Senators’ obedience to the president not to take such action is a “tragedy. This is our first president who has truly made a decision to be truly anti-Israel.”|
|…What’s interesting for those of us with memories of history in the Dutch case is how forty years ago at this time there were still, I believe, dozens of Dutch truck drivers in the country who had volunteered to come here during the Yom Kippur War because of the mass call-up. I myself, at the time, not yet an Israeli citizen, happened to be in the country at the time and I too volunteered to drive a truck, in my case carrying fuel from the refineries in Haifa, because all the able-bodied truck drivers were still in uniform.
This was six years after the Six-Day War and I don’t recall anyone in Holland complaining that Israel was in illegal occupation of these very same hills. It was not an issue.
Also from an historical point of view, the hypocrisy of the British takes one’s breath away…
|…A featured speaker was Yuval Diskin, former head of the GSS who brainlessly said the absence of peace with the Ancient Ones was a greater threat to Israel than Iran’s A-bomb project.
And his bright idea was calling for an immediate building freeze beyond the Green Line as a gesture of “good will,” which won him a wave of enthusiastic applause.
I heard about that and thought this is some of kind of political Alzheimer’s, a collective amnesia among otherwise intelligent people who seem to have forgotten the 10-month freeze that commenced four years ago in November 2009 which brought us nothing
But then again, this was just more proof that this conflict is through and through wholly an unholy religious conflict. There are no “Palestinians” yearning for a state but Muslims incapable of letting Jews have one; and Jews like these Enlightened Tel-Aviv types who hate the communities in Judea and Samaria also for religious reasons; their hostility to the religion of the people they were born into, the only people whose religion created their nation…
|…On the micro level, the self-starting, free-lance attacks continue. Last Thursday, as reported here, a Jewish infidel, a two-year Zionist female, was hit by a rock thrown by a Muslim warrior in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood in Jeruaslem which abuts Tsur Baher, an Ishmaeli neighborhood. The little girl had her head smashed for the crime of being a rebellious Jewess riding in the family car. She was rushed to hospital semi-conscious but the latest reports are positive. After extensive tests, she was sent home on Sunday, as the police announced yesterday they had arrested five wild-ass-of-a-man Ishmael clones for the attack, about Ishmael’s age too, Arab teenagers, but of course the MSM here, and even Arutz 7 called them “Palestinian Arab” teenagers even though there is nothing Palestinian about them. Maybe if enough people buy and read my book it will help turn the tide in this regard…|
|…Remember too how in the spring of his first year Iran’s voters were betrayed by the Muslim priests running that country who oversaw a wholly corrupt vote, after which people came out in huge numbers to protest and Obama said nothing in support.
How many times must this Muslim crusader do something exposing his true intentions, his support for Islamists in Turkey and Iran, before people wake up and face the truth about him?
As I have said before, when he called the Ft. Hood massacre perpetrated by a Muslim religious fanatic shouting “Allahu Akbar!” a workplace accident, immediate steps should have been taken in the Congress of the United States of America leading toward his removal from office under the rubric of high crimes, including treason.
This shameless demand of the American people that they deny the evidence before their eyes that Ft. Hood was ethically identical to 9-11, only the arithmetic, the number of dead Americans killed by a Muslim fanatic, was different…
|…When Arik Einstein became the iconic Israeli entertainer, principally a song-writer-singer but also popular actor with no pretensions to creating another character on screen – by changing his speech pattern, using make-up and costumes to become someone else – in light comedies with his pal Uri Zohar with just the two of them being themselves on screen in some story about young Tel-Avivans in the 1950s and 60s, mirror images of how the young audience wanted to see themselves.
He had a lovely singing voice and his songs were always easy on the mind and heart and above all the ear. This was an Israel that had no counterpart to Elvis Presley, that white guy whose act was plagiarized from black entertainers in Negro nightclubs where the entertainer not only sang but moved his body is a sensual, even sexual manner in a long tradition of African dancing with roots in fertility ceremonies between men and women…
|…Yeah, Barack Obama reminds me of Bernie Madoff and his pyramid scheme which he kept going for years by constantly fishing for new contributors until 2008 when everything collapsed and his thousands of clients wanted out of the market. That is when Bernie Madoff’s scheme came to an end — and in the Obamacare scandal/fiasco Obama’s life of lies has run its course. Finally he has been caught for his chronic lying.
There may still be a video on YouTube, a montage of him created from his 3 years only in the Senate chronically showing up late for committee meetings, apologizing with some excuse. Lying has been a way of life with this man. I think he is nothing but a snake-oil salesman all his life and because Western culture has become an alternate reality of images of celebrities on television, he made himself into just another celebrity…
|…This agreement, like the Oslo abomination, is another abomination and for the same reason. In the Oslo ceremony 20 years ago on the White House lawn, otherwise civilized leaders, Clinton, Rabin, Peres shook hands, as if with equals, Yasir Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas when justice would have been better served if one or both Jewish leaders pulled out guns and shot the two of them to death.
And then when the outraged world complained of the ambush sneak-attack, the Jews’ leaders could have said, “We gave them as much warning as they gave the thousands of their victims, the thousands murdered or mutilated in their terror atrocities, these brutes who as young terrorists carried in their pockets pictures of Adolf Hitler. You’ll find that authoritatively footnoted in my book…
|…People who don’t know Hebrew think torah means law when it really means “teaching” and is related to the word moreh, for teacher. G-d gave us His teaching at Mt. Sinai, we accepted it, and ever since people have hated us. And they hate us because they logically can’t hate G-d. Like the dog who does not bite the hand that feeds it, so mankind cannot hate He who gave them the life they have and fear losing more than anything on earth. In some dark and deep recess in their minds, they know G-d gave them life and so they cannot hate G-d consciously but they can hate the people He hired, so to speak, to teach His teaching, which begins with the lesson in the Garden of Eden, which is “Curb your appetite.” Don’t eat everything you can eat. It is a kosher law. Curb your appetite when it comes to food, money, sex.
The top story in post-Jewish Israel today was the sex scandal of Eyal Golan, the country’s No. 1 pop singer alleged to have participated in orgies with young teenage girls. You know, the groupie syndrome…
|…During World War II in the Allied countries, no one had any doubt who the good guys were and who were the bad guys. Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo were the bad guys, and FDR and Churchill were the good guys.
But in our time, we Jews are denied whole-hearted support and whole-hearted rejection of the thinking, ideas and values of our regional, mortal enemies. Oh no. We too are at fault, guilty as Friedman said in his column. To repeat, Israel is “devouring Palestinian farms and homes in the West Bank in ways that are ugly, brutal, selfish, and deceitful.” That is a string of four whopping lies about us Jews. 1. We are not devouring Palestinian farms. Since 1967 we have built exclusively on barren land. Sometimes the ownership is in doubt, but what is never in doubt is that the land the enemy contests we stole is barren. We have expelled no people from their homes other than those who built without normal building permits on territory that is legally and morally ours…
|…Last item: again last Thursday, maybe you saw news of the amusing incident at the UN when one of the interpreters, forgetting her mike was open, wondered out loud, to all present in the General Assembly, why Israel was the only country that the body ever attacked.
On that day there were nine separate votes on nine separate resolutions attacking Israel. She commented that all kinds of bad things were happening in the world and “nobody says anything,” and many of those with their earphones on let out a laugh.
That’s right. If you have never checked out the link on the DPP home page on UN votes, you can get a flavor of the repetition compulsion that is acted out at the UN all the time: Israel-bashing via voting for these resolutions which have no legal weight. They are basically just restatements of Jewish perfidy. If the UN can be likened to a temple, its central cult is Jew-bashing, and that only makes yours truly smile…
|…The last item: We began with yesterday’s latest human sacrifice of a Jewish man to the satanic appetite of a blood-thirsty Arab, and PMW just posted a video showing a recent sermon by the PA Minister for Religious Affair, Mahmoud Habbash, who said, following the report of the exhumation of the remains of the human viper Arafat and the claim that the Israelis killed him, this Minister in the PA said Arafat died a martyr. “We never had the slightest doubt the Israelis killed him one way or the other. When the Prophet Muhammad was dying he told his wife Aisha ‘I feel the pain of the poison I ate in Khaibar.’” That was the Jewish community he massacred and decapitated. According to Muslim tradition, a Jewess captured at the time and forced to work as a cook for Muhammad poisoned him. Unlike companions who dined with him that day who died immediately, he sensed the poison right away and spit most of it out in time, but a small amount did get in which was enough to kill some time later.
This is a narrative particularly liked by the Shiites. As inveterate thieves, as the Christians blamed the Jews for killing Jesus, so the Muslims blame the Jews for killing Muhammad…
|…And what these negotiations principally concern as the most immediate threat emanating from Iran is this one: to finish Hitler’s work or at least pick up where the Emperor Hadrian left off. He presided over the greatest massacre of Jews second only to the Holocaust 18 centuries later in a conscious effort to not just subdue the Jews but exterminate us as a nation. So he not only slaughtered a million of us, he changed the name of our holy capital and the name of the country. For two centuries at that point the Roman Empire had call this country Judaea. The after the second revolt with its Holocaust, in the year 135, Hadrian renamed the country Palaestina and its capital city Aelia Capitolina, a combination of his family name and a reference to the so-called triune Capitoline gods in Rome, possibly a forerunner of the Christian idea of the Trinity as a way of enticing converts for its similarity. In both forms, the godhead is divided into three which of course is a direct revolt against the Jewish idea of the one unified G-d of Life. Rome went from paganism to Christianity. It adopted the so-called New Testament which contains not a word about the Trinity; that was a later development in this religion. I just note the coincidence between the Latin-speaking Rome of pagans and the succeeding Latin-speaking, imperial institution of the Church of Rome…|
|Program Link: Childhood friend of Obama comes forward with damaging information|
…Well, in addition to last Thursday afternoon’s TV interview of John Kerry by an Israeli journalist and a pseudo-Palestinian, a main topic of Thursday’s webcast, the interview in which John Kerry served as Mahmoud Abbas’s mouthpiece, he evidently was even worse in private the following day. He had not planned to fly to Geneva to participate in the P5+1 farce of negotiating with Iran, but chose to do that real fast, so Prime Minister Bibi went to Ben Gurion Airport to meet with him there. And when Netanyahu left the meeting, he was obviously furious and, some might conclude, frightened. Kerry evidently told him of the deal in the works which was all about pleasing the Iranians and doing absolutely nothing to stop their bomb-building project.
The two of them were supposed to pose for the ritual, smiling handshake afterwards but Bibi nixed that and left the airport posthaste and told the media that this is a deal that Israel rejects utterly. He said it requires nothing of the Iranians, and evidently it was the French foreign minister who, I understand, like Kerry, raced to Geneva to participate and apparently to foil this plan. This takes us back to the 1950s and 60s when France was Israel’s protector not the United States…
|…So imagine Israel had a prime minister who summons the press corps here, especially with Kerry in town. (I think on a regular basis hundreds of journalists are based here as nowhere else except Washington. And with Kerry in town, there are even more.
Imagine the prime minister announcing an unprecedented press conference billed as the delivering of a major policy address who speaks the following words:
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press and the world community, Shalom. I am here to tell you all that as a representative of the people of the State of Israel, this government is suspending all peace talks with the Arabs in Judea and Samaria until their leader, Mahmoud Abbas, confesses that like his co-religionist Barack Hussein Obama promising “You can keep your health plan” and was lying when he did, when he Abbas said yesterday in Bethlehem of all places, the Balestinians have been in this land since the birth of Jesus, he too was lying.
Abbas has to take that back, and admit it is lie. He claims to be a doctor of the philosophy of history and that in historical fact there is not one scrap of evidence of a Palestinian people living here 2,000 years ago. Christian Scripture records events here and the cast of characters includes Jews, Romans, Samaritans, Egyptians, Greeks, and maybe more. A variety of peoples but not one word about a Balestinian people…
|…This is the message of contemporary anti-Jews like John Kerry, who paid us a visit today. He is the face of contemporary anti-Jew aggression and of course does not act, sound or look like a Nazi. But make no mistake: he represents post-Christian Western man who wish us Jews ill; who are determined to drive us from the high ground we captured from the enemy in 1967; determined to see hundreds of thousands of us uprooted as surely as hundreds of thousands of Jews in centuries past were uprooted; turned into refugees, and then hand over it to the same enemy Arabs in 1967 whom we defeated and took the high ground from. Anti-Jews like Kerry believe we have to give it back and presumably allow the Arabs to have another shot at succeeding when they failed in 1967 to destroy our freedom, kill a lot of us and steal all the wealth we had created. John Kerry in this regard is no different from Mahmoud Abbas; he and of course his boss, the Muslim Brotherhood agent who managed to become President of the United States…|
|Program Link: Anti-Semitism is at the root of the UN’s double-standards|
…So a major story in the field I write about was this latest American aggression against Israel which Israelis are so puzzled about. Apparently last Wednesday, and not for the first time, the Israeli Air Force struck inside Syria to either destroy an airfield and/or shipment of Soviet-made SA-8 missiles the Syrians had planned to send to Hezbollah in Lebanon. And not for the first time someone or ones in the government in Washington, presumably inside the White House told CNN that Israel did it when everyone knows Israel does not like that, to put it mildly. It goads Bashaar al-Assad into attacking if only to maintain his Arab honor. And why would anyone in Washington want Israel to get dragged into this combat between a bunch of Arab tribesmen these days mistaken for political factions? The Alawite tribe against the Sunni tribe and Christian tribe and Shiite tribe Iranian tribe. They are all slaughtering one another in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and why would anyone in Washington want to goad Assad into firing missiles into Israel, guided missiles?
|…Yours truly would much prefer an Israeli representative to speak the truth that there is no greater violation of human rights than having your teenage daughter, schmoozing with girl friends in a pizza parlor, get her head blown off by a soul-mate of every one of those Muslim devils on 9-11 and in scores of other horrors perpetrated by these Muslim barbarians.
Israel’s ambassador might change his tack and stop apologizing and expressing only good will toward the Balestinians and tell his audience there are no Palestinians. They are the same Muslim maniacs with the ethics of Neanderthals that have become a curse all over the world. From the Philippines to Thailand, to India, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Kenya, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria, every one of them in recent years the scene of satanic massacres of innocent people.
I would tell my listeners that Islam is this generation’s imperialist Leviathan as rapacious as Nazism and Communism, and like them wildly antisemitic, which is perfectly understandable. The national independence celebration of the Jews each spring, Passover, is about the breaking of the chains of slavery, when all totalitarians want to rule over not citizens or even subjects but slaves…
|…I wonder how much the very unspiritual Benyamin ben-Bentzion understands that prisoner release thing is like Obama slapping Bibi in the face numerous times. It is another one of those insults meant to humiliate the Jew. What this stinking maneuver is all about is bending us to the will of these lunatic Arabs who insist that the men being let out of prison this night are soldiers, freedom-fighters, not criminal terrorists. Tonight is a victory for barbarism which justifies the barbaric behavior of these Arabs.
The Arabs are a defective nation, lacking features famous in the West…
|…Every time Abbas opens his mouth, our prime minister must tell the world he is not only a lunatic but a crook reported to be worth $100 million, when this bum never did a day’s honest work in his life. On Friday, Makor Rishon reported on a court decision in the states in which Abbas had sued Middle East expert Jonathan Schanzer for defamation over an article of his in Foreign Policy Magazine describing his wealth and that of his son, built on aid funds provided to the PA.
In other words, he is as much of a gonif/thief as Arafat. Where does a man like this come by all that wealth? What he did was use US taxpayer money intended for the poor poor Ancient Ones to make himself a very rich man. Bibi should tell the world what a crook he is…
|Program Link: Terra incognita: Saudi Arabia’s Security Council charade|
…I suppose we must wait for Bibi’s memoirs to be published to know what it was like to be alone in a room with John Kerry for hours yesterday talking about Kerry’s greatest concern which is not the Iranians building an atomic bomb but the future of the poor, poor ancient victims of Israel. One imagines Kerry thought he could persuade Bibi to see things his way presumably because John Kerry believes he knows better than our Benjamin the son of Bentzion how to make peace with the Balestinians and by extension the whole Arab and Muslim world. All Israel has to do is fork over the spoils of war it took in self-defense. The Arabs demand the return of all Judea and Samaria which then will restore the geographic relationship between Israel and the Arabs which led to Arab assault which required Israeli self-defense.
In other words, John Kerry believes that Israel must return to the status quo ante 1967 and that will bring peace because, implicitly, that is all the Arabs and the Muslims in the world want. Just another cute little Arab state, like Jordan, Yemen, Syria. With 21 states, the world doesn’t have enough of them…
|…Livni and Lapid and the whole lot of them this week have been whining about the assault on democracy that these court reforms constitute. Lapid, like Livni, has no serious education in his background and likewise misconstrues the role of a supreme court. It is not to play wise men on a mountain top preaching morality to the benighted. Both Lapid and Livni and Galon see the Court as the enemy of the masses with their uncouth hostility to the “victims of Zionism” and racism directed against African who illegally enter our country.
The current legislative proposal is the opposite of what Livni claims. It is an attempt to return power to the representatives of the people which has been stolen by the High Court which plainly has no respect for the people, as seen in the case of the African illegals let out of jail and allowed to return to their destruction of public life among some of Israel’s poorest people…
|…No. Israeli journalists and other Leftists who think and write this way just can’t face the truth that Obama’s hostility to Bibi has not a scintilla of grounding in anything Bibi ever said or did to him or anybody. He hates Bibi as the King of the Jews, the Jews who make men like him envious, and homicidally so. They see in Bibi and Israelis and Jews successful people — far more successful than Obama’s father’s Muslims and Kenyans and Arabs, which makes him feel inferior and projects onto Bibi a contempt for his inferiority. Obama looks at Bibi and smirks to himself, “You think you are better than me. We’ll I’ll show you.”
It is simply intolerable that Barack Hussein Obama has such a friendship and professional relationship with Recep Erdogan without the friends of Israel in the United States publicly calling him out on this…
|…No doubt this reference made the Leftists in their seats squirm, for this fact, and a few others from this speech, expose them for the true betrayers of “Mr. Security,” Yitzhak Rabin. The Left’s position today is not Rabin’s but Yossi Beilin’s, he who publicly declares he is not a Believer in the religion of the Jewish people; the position of Shulamith Aloni who does not call herself a Jew. Today’s Left ran a rally last Motzei Shabbos in Tel-Aviv to remember Rabin’s assassination, only the mostly young people in attendance — who likely have no recollection of Rabin — would not know that the position of today’s Left wringing their hands over Rabin’s death is opposed to what he stood for…|
|…What Israelis miss is that our enemies hate us here from the wellsprings of their Hamitic-Ishmaelitic culture and religious beliefs which have nothing to do with any Balestinians or the alleged need to give them a state.
That is why Bibi is right on target demanding that the enemy recognize our right to a state, and why uneducated, narcissistic dummies like Lapid don’t get it.
Our enemies here are mostly Muslims whose relationship to the Jewish people did not begin in 1967, 1947, 1917, 1897. They have been hostile to our Zionist enterprise proclaiming striving for and attaining Jewish independence from Day One.
And over the last century the only thing that has changed is the narrative because the Arabs have successfully, with the help of doltish Israelis, created this Frankenstein monster of a nation whose sole purpose has been to justify Arab resistance to Jewish freedom and justify what they call the armed struggle and civilized people called terrorist atrocities…
|Program Link: An Israeli Soldier to American Jews: wake up!|
…No doubt the Muslim con man in the White House sincerely has believed that since Islam is the answer, and all the governments in the Arab states are corrupt dictatorships, it makes sense to support their perennial opposition, the Muslim Brothers. Obama is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Political correctness prevents people in the West from speaking the truth that in the Middle East, in Syria, Iraq, Libya etc. the people are unfit for democracy because they are so illiterate, uneducated, anarchic and cruel to one another, to women. They say most of the women in Egypt have been mutilated.
The West has to recover its healthy self-love as the home of Judeo—Greco-Roman Christian civilization and not shy away from looking at the people in the countries where Islam dominates as barbarians…
|…Yesterday at the continuing 20th anniversary gathering of the Begin-Sadat Strategic Studies think-tank, Minister of Homeland Defense Gilad Erdan painted a picture of our strategic posture as unnerving as any in our history. He described the next full scale war as one in which thousands of missiles will shower down on the home front for up to three weeks and that every point in the country could be targeted by Hezballah. He said Israel is surrounded by enemies in possession of 200,000 missiles. One out of every 10 homes in Lebanon has a rocket launcher or weapons stored in it. There are homes with roofs built to open up to allow a pre-positioned missile inside to be fired.
And of course Hezballah will target national infrastructure sites, natural gas facilities, electricity plants. “Our enemies want to break the spirit of Israelis, and get them to stop believing that we can have a normal life here.”
|…In Yediot as well, my favorite settler journalist, Hagai Segal, who used to be the star journalist at Arutz 7 in Hebrew, danced around this facet of this important rabbi. In the immediate wake of a man’s passing it is not right to highlight his sins.
He was verbally vicious towards fellow Sabbath-observant, kashrut-observant, family purity-observant Jews as he, but because their sons serve in the army, he sneered and curled his lip at them.
There was fracture in his character. In person with others he was remarkably gentle and polite, but when pronouncing on others in the realm of politics, Rabbi Jekyll turned in Rabbi Hyde.
His merits were great and many; had they not been, 800,000 Jews yesterday would not have interrupted their workday routine to attend his funeral.
Still, I think his life will become an example of the unstable and dangerous mixing of politics which is about power, and religion, which focuses more on the lives of each individual in his or her daily life…
|…Israel should call off the so-called peace talks until Abbas in Arabic goes public with harsh words against this attempted homicide of a 9 year-old Jewish girl.
The bottomless chasm that separates us Jews from these Arabs marks the frontier between the civilized, people who are forever improving their societies, and these retrograde Arabs with their endless, savage violence among themselves. For sure we are outraged when they bleed us in wars and terror attacks. But arithmetically speaking, they are far, far worse to their own brothers and sisters. Four dead in Egypt on Friday and Saturday in the endless struggle between the army and Muslim crusaders.
I think that contest in Egypt could also be framed in terms of the rational and insane…
|…What in the name of sanity are the liberal democracies still doing by participating in the clinical mishegass in that UN building?
Several small books have been published over the years by former U.S. representatives serving in the UN, Jed Babbin and Pedro Sanjuan, which track with the comment of the late, great Jean Kirkpatrick who said she was shocked when she arrived as UN ambassador to find the rampant, shameless antisemitism in its halls. Not anti-Zionism but antisemitism.
And so it remains today a sink hole of antisemitism, evidenced by this JPost story this morning. Iran is on record fantasizing the dropping of an atomic on Israel; Iran is manufacturing its own nuclear bomb, and then gets chosen to monitor its desire for a non-nuclear Middle East…
|…So watching just a couple minutes of Bibi today speaking in that UN auditorium, the question was why? What does he hope to accomplish? His purpose, the MSM in Israel told us, was to speak the truth about Hassan Rohani of Iran, the new “smiling” president.
And I say people are not that stupid. His smile or Ahmadinejad’s nastiness, Iran remains Iran and only a fool believes it is ready to call a halt to its A-bomb making efforts. It understandably would like to see the sanctions lifted but will not cave in. So long as there are not bread riots in the streets and people dying of starvation, the regime will not give up.
So I look upon Bibi’s address today as more of the make-believe life in this world of lies, alma dishikra we live…
|…Abbas accused Israel of running a “colonial military occupation of the land of the Balestinian people and all of the brutality of aggression and racial discrimination against our people, which policy constitutes a breach of international humanitarian law and United Nations resolutions and the is the primary cause for the failure of the peace process…”
You got that? The primary cause for the failure of the peace process is racial discrimination.” For that statement alone, if I were Bibi, I would announce a very special announcement to be made by the Prime Minister of Israel from Jerusalem and broadcast live on all the major international networks in which the Prime Minister says that until Abbas retracts his accusation of racial discrimination, the peace process so-called will go into suspended animation and the Jewish people will build wherever they want in Judea and Samaria and whatever they build will be theirs forever.
This is the equivalent in 2013 of the UN resolution in 1975 calling Zionism a form of racism…
|…It was a coincidence for yours truly after Shabbos to turn the news and learn of the deceiving of poor Tomer Hazan and his murder by Nidal Amar in light of the table talk that afternoon in the Succa which turned to the behavior of Arab Lotharios who seduce Western women with gifts and smiles and respect and promises. And then after their marriage and trip to the new husband’s family, the new wife finds she basically has been turned into a slave to her mother-in-law and the sweet man she married is no more to be seen. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Well, that is what happened to Tomer Hazan, HaShem yikom dammo. He was seduced into believing in the smiles and friendly ways of this Arab like the thousands of Western women, and young Jewish women in Israel who also fall for an Arab’s sweet nothings and boxes of candy only to find themselves basically enslaved.
It is the same two-facedness: the Arab disregard for verbal promises they make and even put down paper and sign off on. The abysmal naivety or stupidity of Rabin and Peres, the two former socialist youth group members never out in the real world who believed that ugly mass murderer Arafat would actually keep the promises he made and signed off on…
|…Webcasting from Israel surrounded on three sides by the chronically violent and bleeding Arab Muslim Middle East. Last webcast I mentioned the full-bore war in Sinai waged by the Egyptian Army against the jihadis. Well, this afternoon one radio report said an operation is currently underway the likes of which has never been seen there, with the Egyptian Army closing in on and destroying those tunnels at the southern end of the Gaza rectangle. General al-Sisi, contrary to the wisdom of the wise imam in the Oval Office, does not see the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as anything but his and his army’s mortal enemies who deserve no quarter. Hamas is part of the Brotherhood and he is out to turn back the clock to the way it was under his three predecessors…|
|…When it became clear that the Sinai was becoming a new Yemen, a year-long summer camp for would-be mass murderers a.k.a. jihadis, the defense establishment was worried, especially when coterminous to that development, Mubarak was deposed and in came Obama’s Muslim Brothers. We simply cannot tolerate the presence of these barbaric men who on a whim can launch rockets into Eilat and wreck the tourist industry there.
But lo and behold, here come the Egyptians to do the work for us. They seem to be hunting down the jihadis using attack helicopters. APCs and whatever, with nary a concern for what the Enlightened abroad will say. Today the Times of Israel online reported that Egyptian forces came upon a consignment of anti-aircraft missiles. You don’t give matches to children to play with and don’t allow these conscienceless outlaws to get their hands on such missiles which can bring down a passenger plane flying into Eilat, G-d forbid, or coming in for a landing at Ben-Gurion Airport. The collapse of Gaddafi’s despotic time in power turned all of his arsenals into loot for terrorists. Remember the great fear of the Soviet version of Stinger missiles falling into jihadi hands…
|…Irony in the events of nations is a marker of the hand of G-d. Here is this radical leftist Saul Alinsky community rabble-rouser type called a community organizer who loathes using force for the benefit of his country over that of other countries…like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Obama opposes military intervention to advance and defend his own unexceptional country but he is ready for humanitarian missions. Obama is threatening to use force in the name of civilians caught in the middle of this gang-war, which is what Arab internal wars are all about. He wants Assad to cease and desist and is willing tobomb the crap out of his military power to make him cease and desist.
And if this story plays out, at the end of the day, the removal and/or destruction of Assad’s nerve gas stores, the greatest benefit could accrue to us in Israel. Obama comes to the rescue as he removes this major threat to Israel.
Like Balaam and his jackass, both of whose mouths the Lord controlled, if this plays out, Obama the anti-Jew is being led to serve and protect us Jews…
|Program Link: ISNA|
…And here was Obama telling the world that Muslims are as American as everybody else.
Well, he did it again last week praising his beloved, fellow American Muslims for “their innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Excuse me, but we Jews are noted for innovations in medicine and hi-tech, “The Start-Up Nation” and all that. But the Muslims? Where? When? Who are these innovating Muslims? More theft of Jewish intellectual wealth…
|…I am not a fan of John Kerry’s moral calculus. I reject his indignant demand that the U.S. just must bomb Syria in the wake of the use of poison gas. For sure it looks like a terrible way to go but there are other terrible ways to go, even worse ones. For example, Arabs have been known to castrate their victims, like Israeli pilots shot down over their territory and stuff their organs in their mouths. And one imagines they do it with their victim alive to send him from this world in a state of incomprehensible pain and horror.
Did Kerry and Obama call for such drastic action on hearing of the dozens of churches burnt in Egypt and dozens of Christians murdered in the last two years of Thomas Friedman’s Arab Spring…
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…It will be interesting for historians to find out what thinking is at the moment in AIPAC, the legendary Israel lobby. AIPAC’s principle target are the 535 Senators and Representatives serving in those two chambers, and one can only pray AIPAC makes it opinion known to everyone that it is flatly against this punitive bombing run, whose benefits weighed against the potential disaster for us here are a no-brainer.
Will AIPAC advise the 535 to deny this Muslim enemy of the West permission for his bombing which could potentially ignite World War III, here, Armageddon?
One can only hope that some responsible Israeli and American Jew makes known the potential disaster of this attack, versus the potential benefit for Mr. Obama…
|…One has the feeling that this shallow, ignorant Obama learned nothing from America’s experience under one of his role models Jimmy Carter and his fiasco in Iran. In the name of human rights, Carter presided over the toppling of the Shah, notorious for his cruel secret police, but in his stead came a tyrant far worse in terms of cruelty, Ayatollah Khomeini and his tyranny of fanatical Muslim priests. In the name of human rights, the human rights of Iranians went from bad to much worse.
And here is President Barack Hussein wanting to bomb Assad and his administration which must bolster his opposition who are at least as insane with Islam as the Ayatollah Khomeini. Al-Assad is defending himself from al-Qaida types who want to install a Muslim Brotherhood-type dictatorship, which may be a clue to Obama’s desire to bomb Assad. Besides the moral preening, between this infidel Alawite and the Sunni jihadis who want to bring him down, these soul mates of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Obama probably backs the opposition…
|…Last webcast, two evenings ago I said if Syria is attacked by Obama-Kerry, the Syrians will likely attack us.
The day after, yesterday, Syrian spokesmen threatened exactly that, and today Israeli spokesmen were saying that would be insane on Assad’s part so the probability is low.
I’m glad they are more optimistic than I am and the lots of Israelis today crowding the distribution points for gas masks. This man al-Assad has now proven he has no moral scruples about using nerve gas against his own fellow Arabs, so surely he has even less when it comes to us. Fanaticism has been a feature of international life since the late 1960s, and at bottom it is a religious phenomenon. This latest Sultan of Damascus Bashaar the Geek al-Assad told the Pope of Rome when he visited Syria that we Jews are the same people who murdered Jesus, and for sure all over the Arab world we Jews are conceived of as demons. If he feels threatened with the end, he is likely to want to go out in a blaze glory by using his nerve gas on us, G-d forbid…
|…On Friday in Makor Rishon Mordechai Kedar, the former career intelligence officer in the IDF, fluent in Arabic, came to the conclusion that not only is Obama a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, so is the State Department, which does not surprise me. The State Department has traditionally been the most antisemitic to the State of Israel. And the Brotherhood is an association of Muslims who are as insane in their fear and hatred of Jews as Germans at a nighttime Nazi rally in the 1930s were, so I am not surprised by his assessment. It tracks with the credible report that John Brennan is a Muslim convert, so was the murdered Amb. Chris Stevens. And what with Obama’s behavior toward Egypt, whose modern political history is a history of suppressing the Brotherhood mercilessly.
And here is Mordechai Kedar who has come to the conclusion it is not only Obama who enamored of the Brotherhood; the State Department Arabists too. They see, and they are not totally wrong, Islam as the only cement that holds society together in this part of the world…
|…In a way, we Israelis are no different. Just like our neighbors’ dictators, our government likewise has the power and has used to it under the euphemism of “administrative detention” to lock up would-be killers indefinitely, and to Hell with a civil court’s principle of habeas corpus.
It is, paradoxically, one of the unintended advantages of not having peace with these people. A constant state of war allows our military to be the ultimate authority in Judea and Samaria and that means the ability to scoop up suspects and remove them from circulation for as long as we want, with little recourse for the victim because this is military law, which is to civilian law what military music is to real music.
On Monday of this week the army in Egypt arrested the spiritual leader of the Brotherhood Muhammed Badie and one suspects much time will pass before he is let out, if ever.
The Egyptians like other Arabs don’t play games…
|…And although this latest clash like this will be not long remembered, it is proof of why the peace processors, because they are anti-Jew, are so irrational in their other-worldly vision of a peace here. What these nightly raids demonstrate is the indispensable right of our heroic soldiers to go anywhere west of the river after a potential Jew-killers, which means sovereignty in these hills can never be Arab. We are the sovereigns and have the right to go anywhere west of the river at will. We are the legitimate armed force in these hills which position of control we would lose by agreeing to withdraw our troops and recognize a real, international border crossable only by permission of the sovereign. Were Judea and Samaria to become an independent Arab state, Israel would not have the liberty to conduct these nightly raids without permission from a foreign government. Israel can never surrender the control we have now which is what an independent Balestinian state would mean…|
|…That wicked and ignorant man in the Oval Office was today reported to threatening, besides canceling the Bright Star program for this year, not sending the usual, annual, financial aid, to which Sisi and friends will not respond. They are fighting for what little freedom Egypt used to afford its people, and no amount of money, however important, is going to change their minds about the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.
Indeed, it is the granddaddy of all Islamic terrorist organizations nurtured in the hothouse of Al-Azhar, where Barack Hussein was so warmly received…
|…The politics surrounding the State of Israel are unique in the world. In addition to all the normal facets of the life of a nation among the nations, the political and military and economic dimensions, with Israel there is always the unique dimension of religion and homo sapiens never-ending rebellion against G-d…|
|…Europe doesn’t give a damn about the so-called Balestinians. These bureaucrats know they are the same Arabs and Muslims who are making life miserable all over Western Europe. I just heard there are 751 no-go places in municipalities in France now; that is 751 parts of towns and cities which the police and fire services have basically disowned. They have become autonomous Muslims neighborhoods. Surely those enemies of Israel in Brussels know at some level of cognition these so-called Balestinians are the same people.
No, their focus is on Israel, which they single out for special treatment…